What does VDG mean?


VDGVideo Display Generator
VDGVenereal Disease – Gonorrhea
VDGVisual Dynamics Research Group
VDGVacuum De-Gasifier

How do I connect RGB fans to my motherboard?

Connect RGB to 3-Pin 5V Header

  1. Align the arrow sign from the connector to the +5V on the motherboard.
  2. Now gently connect these two cables.
  3. Connect the fan’s power cable to the System Fan header on the motherboard. The System Fan header will be indicated as SYS_FAN1, SYS_FAN2, SYS_FAN3, etc.

How do you connect 3 pin RGB to 4 pin?

Connecting a 3-pin 5V ARGB product to a 4-pin 12V header? Yes, it’s …

What is VDG on motherboard?

The VDG is for some of the Gigabyte and Aorus motherboards that only used the 3 pin connection. other brands all used the 4 pin connector and Gigabyte swapped to that style on the more recent boards. You need to use the same connector that it shows for other brands that uses the 4 pin connector with 1 pin missing.

What is Argb header?

An ARGB, or Addressable RGB, header (usually a 5V 3-pin connector) supports devices equipped with an IC (Integrated Circuit, also sometimes referred to as a microchip) to provide much better flexibility with regards to lighting options.

Can you plug RGB into fan header?

Yes they will work as fans even if you plug in it without the rgb part. Most of the rgb fans come with a controller or demand a controller to be plugged in so you can control them via some kind of a software.

How can I use RGB fans without RGB header?

The fan will work normally. But for the rgb lighting to work you will need an external rgb controller, its called addressable rgb header, nd plug the rgb wire of your fan to it , now both your fan and rgb will work in an motherboard without rgb header.

Do RGB fans need RGB headers?

Do I need an RGB header? No. You just need to connect the lighting node to a USB header on your motherboard. You will then connect the RGB cord from the fan(s) to the lighting node.

Where do 3 pin RGB connectors go?

It can go on any motherboard fan header or hub. The other 3 pin header is for the RGB lights. This connection is referred to as aRGB and is 5 volts. Your motherboard has 4 pin RGB headers and they are 12 volts.

How do I connect my 3 pin Argb?

It was super easy! Just plug one end into the 3-pin point on your aRGB ready motherboard and then plug in all the lighting. Viola!

Can I connect a 3 pin RGB fan to a 4 pin connector?

Please Note: You can connect a 3 Pin Fan to a 3 Pin or 4 Pin header on the motherboard. The fan will function normally no matter type of fan header is used. 1. The fan connector will have two guides (1) and these will need to line up with the tab (2) that is on the motherboard fan header.

What does a VDG cable do?

The cable can be connected to the standard three-pin plug or the three-pin “VDG” plug for addressable RGBs using both three-pin sockets. The arrow on the socket indicates the correct plug-in direction. This cable is mainly used in gaming or case modding. The cable is only suitable for 5-V LED lighting.

Does Gigabyte B450M DS3H have RGB header?

The B450M DS3H does not have the proper connector to support the ARGB lighting. These fans are 5V – 3 pin ARGB compatible only. According to Gigabyte specs, the B450M DS3H only offers a single 12V – 4 pin RGB header.

Where do fan controllers plug in?

The fan controller controls the fans on its own, see the controls behind the front door. There is no way you can get it to work with the motherboard. The 4-pin connector needs to be connected to one of your power supply’s 4-pin molex connectors.

Where does ARGB connect to motherboard?

How to connect your ARGB Fans to your motherboard ports? You will find the ARGB headers with three pins on your motherboard. You can see four-pin modules but one of them will be without any pin on it. So, there will be three pins that will be sending the power and signals to your ARGB fans.

Which is better ARGB or RGB?

ARGB (Addressable RGB) is a lighting technology that is simply a more advanced version of RGB. While RGB lighting can only be set to display a single color across its LED’s, ARGB gives you control over each individual LED. Impressive color cycling, flashing, sound syncing, and more can be done with ARGB.

Is RGB ARGB compatible?

Compatibility. RGB devices are compatible with 12V headers that have 4-pins and are present in many motherboards nowadays. In fact, more motherboards have 12V 4-pin RGB headers than the newer aRGB headers due to their lower cost. RGB 12V devices are NOT backward or forwards compatible with the 5V aRGB headers.

Are all Argb fans 3 pin?

Although some motherboard do come with 3 pin ARGB headers some do only have 4 pin RGB headers for led strips.

Why do RGB fans have 2 cables?

Every single RGB fan comes with at least 2 cables. The first cable which is used for the Motor of the fan is a “female” connector with either 3 or 4 holes in it. The second cable is used for the RGB, it’s much wider and ends on a 4-pin or 3-pin connector.

Do I need an RGB splitter?

RGB splitters are commonly used to connect multiple RGB fans or strips into one RGB header. They are capable of connecting with the standard 4-pin RGB header and 5-pin RGBW header without the need for an adapter. However, don’t use too many LEDs as you may run into power issues.

What if my motherboard has no RGB header?

Conclusion. To summarize, using an ARGB controller and a HUB is a good way to use your RGB fans. It’s not as cheap as having 1-2 RGB headers on your motherboard but if your MOBO is older and doesn’t have any, then it’s the only way to make all of this work. I hope that was helpful!

Can you plug RGB into USB?

Yes you can but that mini controller only has one argb header which means you’re then going to have to run a spiltter aswell.

Can I connect 5v RGB to 12V header?

Can I plug a 12V into a 5V RGB header? No. Most RGB strips require 12V and analog RGB signal, ARGB uses 5v digital data to control LEDs.

Do all motherboards support RGB?

Illustrious. Nope, that motherboard does not have any RGB headers. That does not mean you can’t use those fans, you will be however unable to control the light effects in any way. A Cooler Master RGB controller would be solution here.

How do I control RGB lights on my PC?

How do I control the RGB lighting on my system?

  1. Use the remote control. If the remote is not responsive then you will need to switch the RGB controller from motherboard controlled to remote controlled.
  2. Use the RGB control software that corresponds with the manufacturer of your motherboard.

How do I add RGB to my computer?

Adding RGB to a PC and other RGB Basics!



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